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Mr Loboto

I was looking at Digi01's Turbot and thinking how cool it was to have a robot that could move and react to stimuli without any software. Some poking around showed me that the original Turbot was a creation of Mark Tilden, the inventor or BEAM robotics.

BEAM stands for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, Mechanics. It is a style of robot making that takes it's inspiration from biology. Most BEAM robots are controlled with simple analog circuitry rather than a microcontroller.

Cutting the pieces, and putting them together

2 kilogrammes of various colours of plexiglassAfter waiting longer than expected (some issues during transit) I finally received my batch of plexiglass a few days ago. While waiting for it, I used my time to carefully design the body parts in a CAD program.

AGV

So this is my latest robot that I am working on. It consists of an arduino uno, 2 servos from the car and a Memsic 2125. I bought the memsic 2125 form radio shack. … Read more

HEXACOPTER

In film it says the hexacopter left up nearly 6kg(13 pounds) in the air.

That's kinda powerful...

Self-balancing Bicycle

I am now thinking of building self-balancing bicycle.

WCRG 2011

The Western Canadian Robot Games just happened last month.  I wasn't able to go but sent my teams robots to run for the mini sumo competition.  We came out second again this year.  Hopefully I can actually attend in person next year.  I am working on some new robots and hope to have them up here soon.  The sumos are currently in Ottawa now for their regional competition.  Enjoy the video :)

Navigate by commands from android device or computer
Using a
Update #2 10th June, 2011 Added another video showing the robot doing tight pirouettes on a small kitechen scale. Update 10th June, 2011 Added new pictures, which … Read more
  Well, it's about time for another Walter Update. Busy Busy. I won't (and can't) describe the many, many hardware changes --or to the point, the transition from … Read more
It all started here... http://letsmakerobots.com/node/26267 Once again, I set out on a quest to build yet another controller. I don't know what to call it really, … Read more
Robots of technical garbage! Assemble your robot from improvised stuff, broke TV sets, DVD, printers, and so. Fantasy sdes limitless. The robot can even just to blink, or move without thinking.

A forced change of plans

A couple of months ago I started talking here about building a hexapod. I had it all planned out, made drawings, chose materials, hardware, electronics, made myself a shopping list and was good to go.

If you are working with tiny electronics, and made a soldering error - this might help :)
Recently I had to suck up some tin, tiny-tiny.. And my sucker was way too large. I had a stroke, and came up with the thought of using a telescopic antenna :) (See … Read more
this is mine fifth turbot,there are nothing new under the sun.i built it for kill time and focus on art,i want to make a steampunk style. the sch file on … Read more
Here is one of my projects I am currently working on. It is a triple deck, 4 wheel rover. You might of seen my blog here, so some of this might be a repeat of … Read more
Navigates a room worse than Mr. Magoo
Using a
 This is Robie, a "Start Here" robot my 7 year-old daughter (D1) and I built while away on vacation.  We used the LMR kit from Solarbotics, a cheap soldering … Read more

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Open FURBY

Open FURBY is an open community-based project with the goal of providing low-cost social robot platform based on FURBY® toy from Hasbro®.

Cutting Acrylic sheet

I've been asked how to cut acrylic with a hot wire cutter - I made my own and there are a few plans for how to do this on instructables etc. This was my take on the idea which I find works OK for me... - see the file attached

Droid functions similar to a Spring Flamingo design for the legs, upper body balances like a "hoverboard" at the hips. Remote control is done with a vr headset, and … Read more
Hello. This is my Johnny Five robot from the movie Short Circuit 1&2 it came as a very plain and simple kit. I have done many modifications to it and I'm happy … Read more
Talk with Arduino via Speech / Voice Recognition Module
How to: Arduino Voice / Speech Recognition  with Geeetech Module [Tutorial].  This video will show you how to talk with your Arduino with the (cheap) Geeetech … Read more

Botboarduino drivers

Ok guys it's been a while since I've been on I'm glad everything is picking back up.

I recently had to wipe my computer after getting a virus. Which means I lost all my drivers and code and etc. I managed to get arduino up and running but my botboarduino needs drivers to work. I'm kinda freaked out about catching another virus and I can't seem to find the correct drivers for ft232 uart. I tried one place but it keeps asking me for a password to open it. And when I point the device manager it refuses to see the zip file.

My artificial neuron approach

February 12, 2015

A single artificial neuron can represent some simple Boolean functions like OR, AND or NAND and some like XOR not, because a single artificial neuron can only learn linearly separable mappings.

Example. Perceptron for the AND function:

walks on two legs using four servos
this is the next evolutionary step from my trashbot version 1. i decided that i want to build more robots made from recycled mechanical parts instead of shaping … Read more